Great Lake Cake: Michigan Marks 175 Years As State

LANSING (AP) – Come have some cake for the Great Lakes State.

To mark Michigan’s 175th birthday, the first 100 people through the door of downtown Lansing’s Michigan Historical Center starting at 11 a.m. Saturday will get a free slice of birthday cake.

Other highlights of the Statehood Day festivities include costumed interpreters, craft demonstrations and musical performances. Michigan’s first constitution will be on display along with a digital copy that visitors can page through on an iPad.

An interactive game will demonstrate Michigan’s successes and contributions to the world since statehood. It was admitted to the union in 1837 as the 26th state.

Gov. Rick Snyder proclaimed Thursday Michigan Statehood Day.

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